Sheila Burke is an adjunct lecturer in public policy at Georgetown University.
Burke was the executive dean of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government from 1996 to 2000. She was also chief of staff to former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole from 1985 to 1996. She also was deputy staff director of the Senate Committee on Finance from 1982 to 1985 after serving as a professional staff member of the committee from 1979 to 1982.
She is a member of the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, and a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. She serves on the adjunct faculty at Georgetown University, on the boards of trustees of the Kaiser Commission on the Future of Medicaid and the Uninsured and the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, as chair of the Kaiser Family Foundation, and on a number of corporate boards.
Burke holds an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a B.S. in nursing from the University of San Francisco.